Observations in the Genus: Papilio

Showing all observations that have a likely ID using the The South African National Biodiversity Institute's southern African Species Dictionary

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Papilio demodocus subsp. demodocus Citris Swallowtail

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Location: Reynolds Street
Observed: 16th December 2015
Added: 1st February 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:6
Comments:0
Description:

About ca. 80 mm large wingspan, black, banded, spotted. Hind wings each with black and blue orange eyespots. Head with white lines.

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Papilio demodocus subsp. demodocus Citris Swallowtail

Papilio demodocus citrus swallowtail (66)
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Location: Reynolds Street
Observed: 3rd December 2015
Added: 1st February 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:5
Comments:1
Description:

About ca. 80 mm large wingspan, black, banded, spotted. Hind wings each with black and blue orange eyespots. Head with white lines.

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Papilio demodocus Citris Swallowtail

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By: Herman BertelerHerman Berteler’s reputation in InvertebratesHerman Berteler’s reputation in InvertebratesHerman Berteler’s reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Jack Muller Park
Observed: 22nd November 2015
Added: 1st February 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:4
Comments:0
Description:

About ca. 80 mm large wingspan, black, banded, spotted. Hind wings each with black and blue orange eyespots. Head with white lines.

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Citrus swallowtail, Lemoenskoenlapper

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By: Alex Dreyer
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Location: Naukluft
Observed: 20th December 2015
Added: 28th January 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:7
Comments:0
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Xmas Butterfly

Xmas Butterfly
By: Tony Rebelo
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Location: Upper Tokai: old planations
Observed: 22nd January 2016
Added: 26th January 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:5
Comments:0
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Citrus Swallowtail

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Location: Kampersrus, Limpopo
Observed: 23rd January 2016
Added: 23rd January 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:5
Comments:0
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Tatty and Elusive but a find I've been waiting for

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By: Wynand Uys
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Observed: 13th January 2016
Added: 18th January 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
Description:

I estimate the wingspan around 100mm.
Fast and agile flyer. Restless.

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Misty morning non-flutterbye

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 13th January 2016
Added: 14th January 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:2
Description:

Large, refused point blank to show the dorsal surfaces, then took off at high speed.

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Swallowtail

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By: 17calbbievans
Friends of Tokai Park
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Location: 34 Lismore Avenue, Tokai
Observed: 26th December 2015
Added: 14th January 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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Type of Swallowtail in Franckschoek S.Africa?

Type of Swallowtail butterfly in Frankschoek? November
By: Alan WinterAlan Winter’s reputation in Invertebrates
Location: Frankschoek. S.Africa
Observed: 8th November 2014
Added: 12th January 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:5
Comments:0
Description:

Lovely fast moving butterfly. I'm sure it is a swallowtail but would like to know what type. Assistance much appreciated. Flying fast and at midday in sun

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butterfly

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By: Katrina
Location: Cape town
Observed: 5th January 2016
Added: 5th January 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
Description:

can someone please help me id this Species? I cant open the wings because i found it dead.

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Freshly gorgeous

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By: Bushboy
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Location: 3 Marion Ave, Scottburgh
Observed: 4th January 2016
Added: 5th January 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:2
Description:

No idea what he was lapping on the grass

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Swallowtail

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Location: Medike
Observed: 17th October 2015
Added: 2nd January 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:5
Comments:0
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large swallowtailed "Cabbage White"

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Location: Natures Valley
Observed: 28th November 2015
Added: 31st December 2015
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
Comments:1
Description:

Large Butterfly, size of Papilio, with extensive "Swallow-tails", erratic flyer, high in tree tops, feeding on Pomegranate

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Pumping up.

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 23rd December 2015
Added: 25th December 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

Flying strongly with a partially pumped up fore wing.

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Citrus that actually briefly settled.

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By: Colin Ralston
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 22nd December 2015
Added: 25th December 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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Pennington has its share of tough ol' girls

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By: Bushboy
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Location: Nkomba Reserve, Pennington
Observed: 31st October 2015
Added: 24th December 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
Description:

Strong wind saw this venerable survivor take refuge on the trail

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Citrus Swallowtail returns for the roost

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Location: Welgemoed, Bellville
Observed: 17th December 2015
Added: 17th December 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:5
Comments:13
Description:

I posted on this Citrus Swallowtail with distinctive damage to the right posterior wing a few days ago. It had flown off after I photographed it which ended the observation. I was therefore surprised to see it hovering around the same Lavender bush yesterday afternoon and eventually settle amongst the same Lavenders at 16h30. I photographed it again this morning - images attached. I have just returned home to find it has returned again to the same bush. Is this behaviour well known for this species of butterfly? Would appreciate info on this.

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Fat Cat

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: Bergville
Observed: 16th December 2015
Added: 17th December 2015
Identifications:2
Agreements:3
Comments:1
Description:

On a variegated leaf, small fruit bearing citrus tree of sorts. Have seen Greenband Swallowtails laying eggs on this, as well as Citrus Swallowtail, so am sticking my neck out on the id, despite totally failing to find illustrations on the web.

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Swallowtail

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Location: Radway Green, Manley Flats, EC
Observed: 13th December 2015
Added: 14th December 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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Lemony butterfly

Lemony Butterfly
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Location: Welgemoed, Bellville
Observed: 13th December 2015
Added: 13th December 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:4
Description:

Early morning wander in the garden rewarded by spotting this Citrus Swallowtail resting on a Lavender bush. Initially very docile and allowed me to photograph it before taking off. Pity about the damage to the right back wing but it did not appear to affect flight much.

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Agapanthus Flutterby

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 3rd December 2015
Added: 7th December 2015
Identifications:2
Agreements:2
Comments:0
Description:

Large, flitting from one flower head to the next, not settling for more than a few seconds.

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When you're this big who cares about the odd missing chunk of aerolon?

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By: Bushboy
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Location: Nkomba Reserve, Pennington
Observed: 19th July 2015
Added: 6th December 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
Description:

Sunning worn female

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Giant floppy girl kindly settled for a little sunbathing

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By: Bushboy
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Location: 3 Marion Ave, Scottburgh
Observed: 21st June 2015
Added: 3rd December 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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Swallowtail

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By: 17calbbievans
Friends of Tokai Park
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Location: 34 Lismore Avenue, Tokai
Observed: 22nd November 2015
Added: 29th November 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Perspective

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By: 17calbbievans
Friends of Tokai Park
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Location: 34 Lismore Avenue, Tokai
Observed: 31st October 2015
Added: 23rd November 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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Citrus Swallowtail

Citrus Swallowtail
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Location: St Lucia 1
Observed: 15th November 2015
Added: 15th November 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Greenband Swallowtail visiting Verbena flower (R33)

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By: Shaun Swanepoel
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Location: R33 - Sandspruit
Observed: 25th October 2015
Added: 14th November 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Butterfly (LNBG)

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By: Shaun Swanepoel
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Location: Lowveld National Botanical Garden
Observed: 24th October 2015
Added: 12th November 2015
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Citrus Swallowtail Caterpillar

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By: lyle.ground
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Location: My Garden
Observed: 6th November 2015
Added: 7th November 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
Description:

A number of individuals on a Clausena anisata

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